Photography by Caleb Phillips
// Origin: Baton Rouge, LA
// Genres: Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
// Years Active: 2012- Present
// Label: Independent
// Website: PeytonMcMahon.com
Liberate Me - Single (2019)
Peyton McMahon - EP (2017)
Peyton McMahon has been on a musical journey the past several years, one that is about to start a new chapter. Following his 2017 debut EP (entitled “Peyton McMahon” which contains 4 songs exclusively written by Peyton), that next chapter begins with his new single, “Liberate Me”.
Prior to his first EP release, he amassed a YouTube following of over 13,000 followers and received shoutouts from several artists. He was also personally selected by Kelly Clarkson to perform in Dallas for her homecoming stop on her Piece By Piece tour. He also was selected as one of 80 contestants to have a blind audition for “The Voice” television series, but as fate would have it, there was only one slot left by the time he performed and he was not selected for that last spot on Team Christina.
He then went on to independently record and release his debut self-titled EP. His first record of original material was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by David Maemone, a touring musician who plays keys for artists like Gavin DeGraw. It contained 4 songs about chasing his dream that weaved their way through different variations of Pop and Rock. The EP, released in late 2017, charted on iTunes and the standout acoustic ballad “See The Sun” was featured on many blogs and websites.
He continued to hustle, gig, audition, and countered many more “almost there” experiences with various opportunities. He lets those experiences fuel his fire, and he channels that fire the best way he knows how: music, and the fire is well showcased on his new single, “Liberate Me”. Produced by Nick Block and Aaron McLendon, the track was written solely by Peyton. Lyrically, it is an empowering song about dropping insecurities that were hindering in the past while embracing a newfound confidence in yourself. Musically, the song has a soulful Alt/Pop/Rock sound with some ear-candy synths and a catchy bass line. The song showcases Peyton’s powerful, soulful vocals over stacked harmonies and a steady groove.
Creatively, Peyton’s musical navigation system draws inspiration from Pop, Rock, Alternative, Soul and Singer/Songwriter genres while centering around a foundation of Pop hooks. While his soulful voice provides a distinctness to his music, you can hear his sound fit nicely alongside artists like James Bay, Gavin DeGraw, Shawn Mendes, and OneRepublic.
After many brushes with fame, Peyton McMahon is taking the bull by the horns and controlling his narrative. “Liberate Me” is a marker to let you know this is an artist to watch. This is only the first chapter in what promises to be an impressive career.